We found 8 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

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Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kidwell's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajpal include glaucoma. Dr. Rajpal is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Rajpal's distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb is a pediatric ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Loeb performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Loeb speaks French. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Snyder average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snyder include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4301 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He has a special interest in glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryant accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bryant is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kasper attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Baltimore, MD. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bernstein include glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.
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